For decades, the lack of government transparency has been a pressing issue in Washington. And it’s not a partisan problem, three consecutive Presidential administrations – Republican and Democrat – have promised more transparency, but the American people have more questions than ever as requests for information under the FOIA are repeatedly and almost always ignored. Today, the technological revolution in media has changed the way traditional outlets have dug into political scandals. Gone are the days of massive investigative units at newspapers, but the scandals they should be looking into remain.
This Wednesday at 8 P.M. ET, For The Record takes you inside a different type investigative journalism outlet, which is using the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) to dig for the truth behind scandals like Benghazi and the IRS.
Watch a two-minute preview of the episode below: